March News and Spring Show Results

Our next Meeting will be on April 7th at St. Nicholas and St. Laurence School when Bob Turner will give us a talk entitled ‘A Walk Down the River Wey’, starting at 7.30pm.

Spring Show Report

Ready for Judging

Our Spring Show went ahead on Saturday the 18th. It was very well supported both by exhibitors and visitors. This was our first Spring Show since 2019 due to Covid so it was very pleasing to see that people still enjoy exhibiting.

The hall again looked lovely with all the beautiful Spring flowers and plants, floral arrangements, handicrafts and cookery items.

Early morning staging

Judging the Pot Plant

Trophy Winners:

Junior Cup   Highest Points, Children,  Lucy Polley;   Downer Cup   Best Photographic Print,  Meg Rolfe;  Nottington Cup  Best Exhibit, Handicrafts, SarahStudley;  Prospect Cup   Highest Points, Preserves & Cookery, Neil Coad; Ridgeway Cup  Highest Points, Propagation, Bill Howarth; Novice Shield Highest Points, Novice Classes, Fiona Penny;  Society Rose Bowl  Best Exhibit, Floral Art, Jill Hallett;  Grandshaw Cup,  Highest Points, Pot Plants, Bill Howarth;  Silver Salver  Best Exhibit, Pot Plants (excl. bulbs),  Adrian Read;  Golds Shield   Best Exhibit, Bulbs in Pots, Bill Howarth;  Ladies’ Spring Cup  Highest Points, Sections 1-6 (Lady), Darlene Hayward Spring Show Cup  Runner -up to Highest Points 1-6,  Charlie McCormick        Benson Cup   Highest Points 1-6,  Bill Howarth;  Silver Cup  Best Exhibit, Class 23, Bill Howarth;  Silver Trophy   Best Exhibit , Other Cut Flowers,  Charlie McCormick  Diploma    Best Vase, Daffodils, Bill Howarth;  Diploma  Awarded at Judge’s discretion  Frank Newbery; Best Bloom in Daffodils,  Mark Read; Medal for Best Daffodil Exhibit,  Bill Howarth; Championship Salver,  Bill Howarth.

We were pleased to welcome three new exhibitors who all did well. The overall standard of exhibits was high and the number of entries similar to 2019.

Regular exhibitor, Bill Howarth, was surprised and delighted to win the major awards in the daffodil section. He also did well with his beautiful pots of hyacinths and tulips.